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Gothick Gatehouse to Hardwick Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sedgefield, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.6535 / 54°39'12"N

Longitude: -1.4649 / 1°27'53"W

OS Eastings: 434620

OS Northings: 528839

OS Grid: NZ346288

Mapcode National: GBR LG6M.NN

Mapcode Global: WHD6H.G9MF

Entry Name: Gothick Gatehouse to Hardwick Park

Listing Date: 29 April 1952

Last Amended: 24 February 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322811

English Heritage Legacy ID: 112141

Location: Sedgefield, County Durham, TS21

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Sedgefield

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Upper Skerne

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text


NZ 32 NW 346288 SEDGEFIELD A 177
(West side, off)
6/28
29/4/52
Gothick Gatehouse to
Hardwick Park ( previously
listed as Artificial Ruin)
II*


Gothick Gatehouse. Circa 1764 by James Paine for John Burdon. Sandstone ashlar.
Long, rectangular-plan gatehouse with circular tower attached to rear of left
return. Built as a sham ruin in Gothick style and incorporating medieval
masonry from Guisborough Priory. Chamfered plinth and stepped buttresses.
Front has pointed arch under hoodmould leading into through passage with quadripartite rib vault (probably from Guisborough Priory). Fragments of
first-floor band to right of entrance. Ruinous flanking walls. Circular tower, said to contain spiral staircase, has triple-chamfered plinth and Tudor-arched doorway; similar doorway and flat band above; upper stages of tower missing. Rear has similar pointed passage arch flanked by small semi-octagonal towers; circular window in fragment of wall to left. Ruinous at time of survey.

The Serpentine Bridge and Gothick Gatehouse formed part of a set of 7
landscape buildings designed by James Paine for Hardwick Park. The remaining buildings have either disappeared or are too fragmentary to merit listing.


Listing NGR: NZ3462028838

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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